Awesome awesome awesome: An anamorphic widescreen preservation of the best pieces of (2) 16mm prints of the original Star Wars.
From PUGGO's website (http://www.hardbat.com/puggo/puggoGrande.html):
What is the "Puggo GRANDE"? It is my telecine transfer and restoration of an old 16mm print of Star Wars. The film was borrowed from a source who wishes to remain anonymous, and who for now will go by the name Jaxxon. Actually, Jaxxon provided me with two prints, both of which have the original crawl. One of the prints has Swedish subtitles and the mono mix! I used the Swedish version as a source for the mono mix and for a few video segments when needed to patch damaged frames.
For the video capture, I used a 16mm Workprinter manufactured by Roger Evans of Moviestuff. The Workpriter was further modified to capture more of the frame, to more effectively capture the scope print. It also needed additional adjustment of the positioning of the lens to avoid chopping the corners. For the optical audio tracks, I used an EIKI Slimline 16mm projector. I used CoolEdit to clean the audio, and Vegas Video to sync the tracks.
For additional post-processing, I used the following:
# Virtualdub - CMYK filter (RocketJet4 Tools) for color correction,
# Vegas Video - various masking and corrections to reduce edge effects,
# PhotoStudio - to build a curved border
# Vegas Video - chroma keying the border, resize, and very light sharpening,